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>Lady Captain’s Report

Lady Captain’s Report

Carlisle Golf Club's Lady Captain

My year as Lady Captain did not start as usual in January.   The AGM was postponed for one week because of the bad weather, and my 51 week term of office began at the beginning of February.   I am very pleased to say that overall the weather has been good again this year with only a few wet days during the season, and only a few of our social competitions during the winter months have had to be postponed or cancelled, especially after the storms in December.

Again, the Ladies’ Section has had another very successful year and the entries to the competitions continue to be very well supported, as well as the social and charity events held during the year.

Congratulations to Rebecca McIntyre who retained the Ladies Club Championship, to our Scratch Team who have retained the Silver Scratch Trophy for the 5th consecutive year, and also congratulations to our new Cecil Leitch B Team who have won their League and now gain promotion to Division 4.

This year the County Summer Meeting was held at Carlisle Golf Club in July.   Unfortunately there were many cancellations due to the inclement weather, but this did not affect the standard of golf and I am pleased to say there were several Carlisle ladies in the prizes.

The most nerve-wracking time was my Drive into Office in March, and I breathed I sigh of relief that the ball was airborne and straight!

This year we have held many social and charity events, including Spring Coffee Morning (raising over £1260) and the Captains’ Charity Cut & Colour (raising over £530), these proceeds going to the Eden Valley Hospice and the Air Ambulance.   The proceeds of the Local Charity and Christmas Fayre amounting to over £540 have been sent to MacMillan Cancer Support (Cumbria).   Many thanks to all members who have supported these events, your donations and contributions are very much appreciated.

I would like to thank the Ladies Committee for all their hard work and for the support they have given me, also thank you to Jo, Graeme and Anthony and their amazing teams, and to all the members for all the help and support you have given me this year.     A very big thank you goes to my Vice Captain Lesley Wilkinson for all her support both at the Golf Club and at home.

Finally I would like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed my year as Lady Captain, it has been an honour, privilege and a pleasure, and I wish Lesley and Tom all the very best for their Captaincies in 2016.

Susan Wilkinson

Lady Captain